Thursday, May 16, 2013
Township police will conduct roving checkpoints.
Lower Merion Police will conduct impaired driving checkpoints and roving patrols through the township from May 17 to May 19. According to the township, the initiative is part of a partnership with a national impaired driving crackdown that entails highly visible enforcement activities and uses the tagline, “Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over.” The sobriety checkpoint is being funded by a Pennsylvania Department of Transportation grant.
Monday, May 13, 2013
Traffic is expected to be affected by closures in Haverford Township, however.
While township and Pennsylvania Department of Transportation officials say no Lower Merion roadways will be closed during the U.S. Open, detours resulting from closed roads in Haverford Township will affect local traffic. The U.S. Open is scheduled for June 10 to June 16, but could take more time to complete if the weather delays play. During this time, according to the township, Lancaster and Ardmore avenues, as well as West Wynnewood and County Line roads should be affected by Haverford closures, while access to and within the eastern side of Haverford College will be severely limited. Additionally, the township says Haverford Road, from Ardmore Avenue to College Avenue, and the portion of Ardmore Avenue in Haverford Township will be …
Saturday, May 11, 2013
Morris Avenue was closed last week due to the flood.
Emergency personnel closed Morris Avenue in Bryn Mawr between Montgomery Avenue and Lancaster Avenue on Thursday morning due to flooding, according to Lower Merion Township. One car, unfortunately, got stuck under the railroad underpass, and Patch user Richard Cuff was there to capture the photos.
Friday, May 10, 2013
A look back at the biggest stories from the last seven days.
In case you missed them, below we run down some of the biggest stories that ran on Ardmore, Bryn Mawr, and Bala Cynwyd Patch in the past week. As always, thanks for reading. Pinkberry Now Open in Bryn Mawr The handcrafted yogurt shop celebrates its grand opening Thursday. UPDATE: Missing Haverford Woman Found Joan Delorefice had reportedly been suffering from depression in the aftermath of her husband and father's recent deaths. Colorado Gov., Narberth Native, Becomes Unlikely Liberal Hero John Hickenlooper has found himself, and his state, leading a leftward lurch on a host of social issues. 'Baby Moo' Returns Home in Time for Mother's Day The Hope's Cookies mascot was swiped by college kids in January. Newsweek Ranks Lower Merion Among …
Thursday, May 9, 2013
The annual event will be held from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at 71 E. Lancaster Ave.
Where can you see clowns, a K-9 exhibit, and get your face painted before learning how to escape a smoke-filled room? If you answered the annual Lower Merion Township Open House, congratulations. Also, how? Anyway, this Saturday from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., the township is inviting residents to come to the parking lot at 71 E. Lancaster Avenue for an afternoon of fun interactive displays featuring the township's departments and the equipment they use. “This is a great event that offers something for the whole family,” said township manager Doug Cleland. “Our younger residents thoroughly enjoy the police cars, motorcycles, fire engines and refuse trucks—and their parents get to see firsthand the many services provided through their township …
Tuesday, May 7, 2013
After a 16-month renovation, the library is reopening with a bang.
On May 19, Bala Cynwyd Library is celebrating the completion of its 16-month renovation with a grand reopening. The festivities will begin at 1 p.m. with a flag raising by Cub Scout Pack 581 and, according to the library's Facebook page, musical performances by the Lower Merion High School Saxophone Quartet and the Lower Merion High School Jazz Ensemble. (Other activities are planned as well. While the particulars are still being ironed out, Main Line Media News has more details on the event here.) Guests are encouraged to dress as their favorite literary characters. Of six library local libraries Lower Merion Township plans to renovate, Bala Cynwyd was the second to be completed. According to Phillymag.com, the redesign was an ambitious …
Sunday, May 5, 2013
A $301,000 grant is financing most of the project.
A series of streetscape and safety improvements are coming to Bala Avenue, courtesy of a $301,000 grant the City Avenue Special Services District (CASSD) recently received from the Pennsylvania Community Transportation Initiative (PCTI). The aim is to make the stretch of Bala Avenue between Balwyn Place and City Avenue more pedestrian friendly. According to the CCASSD: The purpose of the project is to improve safety and walkability along Bala Avenue and to enhance accessibility to the town center businesses. The project focuses on safety improvements and pedestrian enhancements while preserving existing investments with a context-sensitive design that creates a better place for people to live and work. It enables both Lower Merion …
Monday, April 22, 2013
What do you think of Shortridge Memorial Park and Merion Botanical Park?
Lower Merion Township is seeking residents' opinions of Shortridge Memorial Park and Merion Botanical Park. If you live near and/or an avid park goer, the township wants to hear from you. The township has sent out surveys to residents on both parks and will be holding a series of public workshops. The first public workshop has been scheduled on Monday, April 22, for from 7:30-9:30 p.m. at St. Katherine Day School (930 Bowman Ave, Wynnewood). The next workshop will be held on Tuesday, April 30, from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. at the Merion Tribute House (625 Hazelhurst Ave. Merion Station). The meetings "will provide citizens with an opportunity to learn about the master planning process and to participate," said Lindsay Taylor, Lower Merion's …
Tuesday, April 16, 2013
Fees go up after Friday, April 19 and again after May 17.
The deadline is approaching to purchase a Lower Merion Township pool membership, the township announced this week. Fees increase after Friday, April 19 and again after May 17. Lower Merion residents and Narberth residents can join either the Ardmore Avenue pool or the Belmont Hills pool, and pay by check, cash or money order made out to "Treasurer, Lower Merion Township." The fee schedule is attached to this article.
Tuesday, March 5, 2013
William 'Bill' Shechter passed away Feb. 26, 2013.
William "Bill" Shechter, former Lower Merion Township firefighter, 69 Bill attended Delaware Valley College and the University of Pennsylvania Veterinary School for five years but left to pursue his dream of becoming a firefighter. He got his start in the fire service in the Lower Merion Township Fire Department [Belmont Hills Fire Co. and Penn Wynne Fire Co.]. They had many mutual aid calls with the Philadelphia Fire Department. After an adventurous car trip to Alaska with his friend, David Silver, Bill applied for and was hired by the City of Fairbanks Fire Department. He enjoyed many outdoor Alaskan activities and decided this would be home for him. In 1970, he became assistant fire chief for the University of Alaska Fairbanks Fire …